Lyme Disease Definition: An inflammatory disease caused by spirochete (a spiral shaped bacteria) infection and very likely co-infections with other bacteria. In some literature, it is also referred to as Lyme like infections.
Most notable characteristics include a bulls eye rash (but this appears in less than 50% of those infected) headache, fever, chills and flu like symptoms. These symptoms may or may not appear once infected. For some, the infection may lay dormant.
In time, numerous other symptoms may be experienced including arthritis like symptoms, cardiac disorders, neurological disorders. The bacteria are typically transmitted by insects like tics and vectors like mosquitoes,
Important take away: It is not just ticks that transmit Lyme disease.
How many people get Lyme Disease every year?
Where Am I At Greatest Risk of Getting Lyme Disease
What Is Lyme Disease?
What Causes Lyme Disease?
What Are The Symptoms?
The CDC estimates that nearly 300,000 people are infected every year by Lyme Disease CDC Lyme Stats. This means it is an epidemic larger than AIDS, Avian Flu, and the West Nile Virus combined. There is no disagreement that it is the fastest growing vector borne disease in the USA.
Lyme Disease is a global health problem. It is regularly found in 27 European countries, Canada, England, Russia, Sweden, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Switzerland, Italy. It is also found on the continents of Africa and South America.
Some parts of the US (and various countries) pose a greater risk. Remember, we believe that there are many potential infections that could be labeled as Lyme. In the case of Lineage II Powassan virus, it is found only in New York State and only East of the Hudson River.
The CDC estimates that nearly 300,000 people are infected every year by Lyme Disease CDC Lyme Stats.
Then there are new and even more deadly tick borne diseases such as the New York Lyme Disease which is fatal in 10 to 15% of those infected.
Now that many other vectors have been found to carry the Lyme spirochete, the areas you are at risk in an even wider area.
In the US, Pennsylvania has more cases of Lyme disease than any other state.
Lyme disease is the infection of your body, most notably in the blood and organs of the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. Spirochetes are cork screw shaped bacteria. They literally screw into the cells of our body and replicate.
They cause numerous symptoms. So many with differences so unique, they often escape the diagnoses from most clinicians. Usually only Lyme literate doctors are able to properly identify the disease and not misdiagnose.
Many suffer for years without knowing what is truly wrong with them. Only once the disease is diagnosed and treatment started do they finally get relief. The severity includes total disability. Clinicians unfamiliar with the variety of symptoms will often resort to treating with psychiatric medications, assuming that the disease is in the patients head. Technically, it is in their head along with other organs.
You could say, with Lyme disease, you are literally screwed.
To make matters worse, it is very difficult to culture the Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. Additionally, there is no one test that can with 100% accuracy identify it. To test for it often requires going on antibiotics and then taking the test. Only in the die off of the bacteria can it be detected....maybe.
At the same time, along with the Lyme infection, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and Powassan disease may also be co-infections.
One thing all these infections have in common is the production of toxins inside an infected body. To flush out the toxins, we need lots of water. Water alone will not help the insides of our cells to eliminate the toxins within. Thus it is necessary to take unprocessed salt and eat a diet rich in potassium.
Current research on salt shows that it is essential for our health. When a medical website says to have a low salt diet, take the advice with a grain of salt.Tip!
Evidence based research shows there is one thing that is essential to curing Lyme disease (newly acquired Lyme disease) or to successfully put Lyme disease in remission (persistent Lyme disease) and maintain good health, you must maintain optimal hydration and optimal electrolyte levels (called fluid and electrolyte balance).
The Water Cures Protocol is the easiest way to maintain your fluid and electrolytes.
How to Do the Water Cures Protocol
Some well meaning health care professionals will say salt is not good for you. They are not aware of the science nor the difference between table salt and unprocessed salt. While table salt is unhealthy and can even increase blood pressure, unprocessed salt can do the opposite. It can and has lowered blood pressure in tens of thousands of our visitors.